Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided the opportunity to enhance their research, writing and advocacy skills through participation in the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The competition is a prestigious international moot involving Law students from various parts of the world. To advance to the international stage of the competition students must prepare written legal arguments and participate in the oral advocacy mooting competition against other Australian Law schools.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW3PIL and subject coordinators approval through application process


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesBy the order of application to subject coordinator

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Compile coherent and correct legal arguments for a competitive international law mooting competition.
02. Gain knowledge of general principles of international law and litigation before the International court of Justice.
03. Present oral arguments persuasively.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 40-10, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMagda Karagiannakis

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 41 - 0
One 2.00 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 41 - 0
One 14.00 days practical per study period during the day from week 41 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mooting (equivalent of 2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Written Memorials (2,000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2